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Kickoff Date and Time Announced for D.C. United Third Round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Away to Flower City Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2022) – D.C. United will play away against National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) side Flower City Union in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Rochester Rhinos Stadium in Rochester, New York.

This will be the first meeting and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match-up between the two sides.

The Black-and-Red have won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times in club history. They captured their first cup title in the inaugural MLS season in 1996 after beating the Rochester Rhinos 3-0. In 2008, D.C. United hoisted the domestic trophy once again when they beat the Charleston Battery 2-1. Most recently, the club captured their third cup championship in 2013 after a 1-0 against Real Salt Lake.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is a single-elimination tournament designed to crown the top soccer club in the United States. The domestic cup tournament features clubs from all four professional leagues sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation: Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League Championship and League One, and the National Independent Soccer Association, as well as amateur teams. 

About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the past 26 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field will soon be home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).    

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